Samuel Lora is a published writer, photographer, lyricist and singer who is very passionate about community. Respect, honesty and a sense of reciprocity go a long way with Samuel! Here you can read and listen to his interviews and content with Wild Planet Radio, Portland’s Queer Radio!

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David Weissman interview by Samuel, on WPR

davidweissmanDavid Weissman sat down with Samuel to discuss his recent project which discusses pre-Stonewall life stories of gay men.

For more on David, The Cockettes and his other film, We Were Here, visit:

Craig Chester interview by Samuel, on WPR


On the heels of Adam and Steve’s tenth year anniversary, writer, director and actor Craig Chester speaks to Samuel. Known for his roles in Swoon, Grief, I shot Andy Warhol, Kiss Me, Guido, Sex and The City and Save Me, Chester discusses up-coming projects, and his writing credits on HBO’s True Blood.

Crystal Bowersox interview by Samuel, on WPR


Crystal Bowersox speaks to Samuel about her new EP, Promises, life post-American Idol, the music industry, touring with her son, coming out as bisexual and shares her wisdom about what it means to be successful and happy.

Crystal will stop by The Aladdin Theater on February 25th.



Threesome panel interview by Samuel, on WPR


A panel discussing PCS’s new play Threesome, including Alia Attallah, actress playing Leila, Dara Snyder, Social Justice Program Manager for YWCA of Greater Portland, and Diana Camarillo, Sexual Program Coordinator for the Oregon Coalition Against Domestic Sexual Violence.

Visit here for more information about ticket and showings. Learn more about PCS’s Perspective Series here.

by Patrick Weishampel

Wendy Westerwelle interview by Samuel, on WPR


Wendy Westerwelle brings Dr Ruth to life on the current Triangle Productions play, Becoming Dr Ruth, at The Sanctuary. From February 5th-28th. Ticket and show information.

Michele Josue interview, by Samuel, on WPR


Michele Josue speaks to Samuel about her directorial debut, her relationship to Matt, Judy and Dennis Shepard, the importance of Matt Shepard is A Friend of Mine, and the future of her film-making. The film will be at The Clinton Street Theater from February 6th-10th. There will be a special matinee on February 14th, with Judy Shepard in the audience. Ticket and scheduling information.

Scott Nevins interview by Samuel, on WPR


Scott Nevins sat with Samuel to discuss his involvement with Our House Portland’s gala, The Love Boat. Nevins also discussed his Bravo show, The People’s Couch, HIV Equal, starting a new radio show and more. To learn more about the event, visit The Love Boat.

SATURN interview by Samuel, on WPR



Saturn, a San Francisco-based singer-songwriter, spoke to Wild Planet Radio about his recently released EP, Face of America, being black and queer, creativity in The Bay and  more.

Image by Brian Snowden

Vanya+Sonia+Masha+Spike actor, Andrew Sellon visits WPR

PCS preview performance of Vanya... by Patrick Weishampel

PCS preview performance of Vanya… by Patrick Weishampel

Portland Center Stage and The Gerding Theater at The Armory stopped by with NYC-based actor and performer, Andrew Sellon. Sellon sat down with Samuel to discuss his PDX debut on the Christopher Durang (Tony Award winner for best Play in 2013) stage play, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. The show will run from January 16th until February 8th.

Kelly Moe & Shorty Shorts by Samuel, on WPR


Singer-songwriter and producer Kelly Moe sat with Samuel to discuss his newest single “Adrenaline”. The Portland native also discusses his involvement with this year’s Shorty Shorts Queer Film Fest, with host Gula Delgatto. The festival seeks content in the short film 10 minutes or less realm, to show on the big screen. The festival will happen in Portland, at the Clinton Street Theater on December 5th and 7th. 

Matt Alber Interview by Samuel, on WPR






This past weekend Matt Alber caught up with Samuel. The ever-busy and ever-dreamy singer-songwriter discusses his recent move back into San Francisco, plans to work on a visual project with a well-known author and, following his visit to the Local Lounge in Portland, getting ready for a tour in the Midwest. Alber will visit Chicago, St. Louis, Kansas City, Omaha, Iowa City, and Milwaukee from November 12th until the 22nd. For more info & tickets go here. 

Margaret Cho Interview by Samuel, on WPR


IMG_1098Samuel got to visit with the hilariously irrepressible Margaret Cho! Cho is not only a comedian, but also a fashion designer, actress, author, and singer-songwriter.  She has frequently supported LGBT rights and has won awards for her humanitarian efforts on behalf of women, Asians, and the LGBT community. Portland, you are soooo lucky to have Cho in town for 5 shows – November – 6, 7 and 8 at Helium Comedy Club. Tix are flying quickly , with two of the shows already sold out.